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Subject: [Freeciv-Dev] Re: debian package creating fails for 1.13.0 (PR#1938)
From: Jason Short <jdorje@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 18 Aug 2002 23:45:23 -0700 (PDT)

Kurt Yoder wrote:
Hello list

I'm trying to build my own debian package out of the freeciv 1.13.0 I downloaded. I followed the instructions in debian/INSTALL.debian up to the point where it says to run "fakeroot build.debian":

kyoder@bean:~/download/freeciv/freeciv-1.13.0$ fakeroot build.debian
sh: build.debian: command not found

OK, I figured it doesn't know where it is, since it's in the debian subdirectory. So I try it with "fakeroot debian/build.debian" (previous attempts at building this already built everything, that's why the following is so short):

kyoder@bean:~/download/freeciv/freeciv-1.13.0$ fakeroot debian/build.debian

Now let's build it...

dh_installdocs -pfreeciv
cp: cannot stat `README.AI': No such file or directory
dh_installdocs: command returned error code
make: *** [binary-arch] Error 1

So I did "ln -s doc/README.AI ." and ran "fakeroot debian/build.debian" again. It gets past first error and complains about not being able to find "HOWTOPLAY". So I symlink to doc/HOWTOPLAY and try again. This time it seems to work and generates the .debs. Maybe someone needs to update the debian subdirectory and debian/INSTALL.debian so that it all works correctly?

Yeah, these are bugs in the debian package generator - most of the docs have been moved into doc/, and need to be change in the debian/ directory. There are also new documents.

I've never worked with debian package building before, unfortunately. Attached is a patch that accomplishes enough to get the package to build.

However, there are problems.

1. I don't understand the handling of debian/docs. Currently everything listed there gets include in the freeciv package (the server package), but not in freeciv-gtk or freeciv-xaw. Before, the HOWTOPLAY file was (only) included for the client packages by adding it on the command line. With more files now, I'd say new files should be created -,,

2. There are no dependencies or checks for sound. I'd say the default build should contain SDL support. Eventually this could perhaps be a command-line option.

Also, I think the packages are misnamed. Currently there are "freeciv", "freeciv-xaw3d", and "freeciv-gtk". Well, for one thing we'll need a "freeciv-gtk2" package shortly. But also "freeciv" is misnomer. This package should be called "freeciv-server", and a dummy package "freeciv" should exist which requires freeciv-server and one of the freeciv-* clients (assuming this is possible). This will become especially important once the client is able to automatically launch the server - then the average user should be able to get by with just an "apt-get install freeciv" that installs both client and server, and he won't have to worry about the separation at all.

Jules Bean, are you reading this? Are you still maintaining debian/? Does any of what I say above seem feasible?

Index: debian/INSTALL.debian
RCS file: /home/freeciv/CVS/freeciv/debian/INSTALL.debian,v
retrieving revision 1.1
diff -u -r1.1 INSTALL.debian
--- debian/INSTALL.debian       2002/04/11 10:14:03     1.1
+++ debian/INSTALL.debian       2002/08/19 06:19:15
@@ -53,7 +53,7 @@
 $ cd /somewhere/freeciv
 $ export EMAIL="Your Name <address@xxxxxxxx>"
 $ make distclean
-$ fakeroot build.debian
+$ fakeroot debian/build.debian
 $ su
 # dpkg -i ../freeciv_1.11.5+cvs20010419_i386.deb
 # exit
Index: debian/docs
RCS file: /home/freeciv/CVS/freeciv/debian/docs,v
retrieving revision 1.2
diff -u -r1.2 docs
--- debian/docs 2001/12/11 16:16:46     1.2
+++ debian/docs 2002/08/19 06:19:15
@@ -1 +1,12 @@
+ChangeLog CHANGES
Index: debian/rules
RCS file: /home/freeciv/CVS/freeciv/debian/rules,v
retrieving revision 1.11
diff -u -r1.11 rules
--- debian/rules        2001/06/30 13:52:27     1.11
+++ debian/rules        2002/08/19 06:19:15
@@ -19,20 +19,19 @@
        mkdir build-base
-       (cd build-base; ../configure $(COMMON_CONFIG) --disable-client; $(MAKE))
+       (cd build-base; ../configure $(COMMON_CONFIG) --disable-client && 
        mkdir build-xaw3d
-       (cd build-xaw3d;        \
-        ../configure $(COMMON_CONFIG) --disable-server --with-xaw3d; $(MAKE))
+       (cd build-xaw3d && ../configure $(COMMON_CONFIG) --disable-server 
--with-xaw3d && $(MAKE))
        mkdir build-gtk
-       (cd build-gtk; ../configure $(COMMON_CONFIG) --disable-server; $(MAKE))
+       (cd build-gtk && ../configure $(COMMON_CONFIG) --disable-server && 
@@ -81,7 +80,7 @@
        dh_installdocs -pfreeciv
-       dh_installdocs -a HOWTOPLAY
+       dh_installdocs
 #      ln -fs freeciv debian/freeciv-xaw/usr/doc/freeciv-xaw
 #      ln -fs freeciv debian/freeciv-xaw3d/usr/doc/freeciv-xaw3d
 #      ln -fs freeciv debian/freeciv-gtk/usr/doc/freeciv-gtk

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